Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 78 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 198 196 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.01% 3.60% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 3.68% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 188 205 238
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,600 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4789 5333 6811
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.02% 98.09% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4594 5473
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leeds.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 193 (97.47%) Software Engineering
2 126 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (54.55%) Java
4 92 (46.46%) SQL
5 79 (39.90%) OO
6 78 (39.39%) JavaScript
7 73 (36.87%) Scrum
8 67 (33.84%) HTML
9 64 (32.32%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (29.29%) Subversion
10 58 (29.29%) React
11 56 (28.28%) PHP
12 54 (27.27%) Node.js
13 53 (26.77%) C++
14 52 (26.26%) C#
15 51 (25.76%) Git (software)
16 48 (24.24%) CSS
17 46 (23.23%) .NET
18 44 (22.22%) RESTful
19 39 (19.70%) Linux
20 38 (19.19%) Mentoring
21 36 (18.18%) Docker
21 36 (18.18%) AngularJS
21 36 (18.18%) Pair Programming
21 36 (18.18%) WPF
22 35 (17.68%) WCF
23 33 (16.67%) MySQL
23 33 (16.67%) Test Automation
24 32 (16.16%) Opscode Chef
24 32 (16.16%) Web Services

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (9.60%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (1.52%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.67%) MySQL
2 29 (14.65%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.05%) Big Data
5 5 (2.53%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.51%) Redis
8 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (29.29%) Subversion
2 51 (25.76%) Git (software)
3 29 (14.65%) Mercurial
4 24 (12.12%) MSTest
4 24 (12.12%) NUnit
5 19 (9.60%) Visual Studio
6 18 (9.09%) JIRA
7 16 (8.08%) Android Studio
7 16 (8.08%) Eclipse
8 11 (5.56%) PHPUnit
9 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.53%) Selenium
11 4 (2.02%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.52%) Maven
12 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.51%) Mockito
14 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (12.63%) Finance
2 20 (10.10%) Games
3 13 (6.57%) Electronics
4 12 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (33.84%) HTML
2 58 (29.29%) React
3 54 (27.27%) Node.js
4 48 (24.24%) CSS
5 46 (23.23%) .NET
6 44 (22.22%) RESTful
7 36 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 36 (18.18%) WPF
8 35 (17.68%) WCF
9 32 (16.16%) ASP.NET
9 32 (16.16%) Web Services
10 30 (15.15%) SOAP
10 30 (15.15%) XML
11 28 (14.14%) jQuery
12 25 (12.63%) XSLT
13 24 (12.12%) LAMP
13 24 (12.12%) LINQ
13 24 (12.12%) Silverlight
13 24 (12.12%) WF
14 23 (11.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.12%) Algorithms
1 24 (12.12%) Data Structures
2 11 (5.56%) Digital TV
3 10 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.01%) PMI
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.70%) Linux
2 21 (10.61%) Windows
3 17 (8.59%) Android
4 16 (8.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (97.47%) Software Engineering
2 126 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (39.90%) OO
4 73 (36.87%) Scrum
5 64 (32.32%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (19.19%) Mentoring
7 36 (18.18%) Pair Programming
8 33 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 29 (14.65%) TDD
10 28 (14.14%) DSDM
10 28 (14.14%) RUP
11 24 (12.12%) MVVM
11 24 (12.12%) SDLC
11 24 (12.12%) Service Delivery
11 24 (12.12%) UML
11 24 (12.12%) Use Case
12 23 (11.62%) BDD
12 23 (11.62%) Kanban
13 21 (10.61%) Unit Testing
14 19 (9.60%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 108 (54.55%) Java
2 92 (46.46%) SQL
3 78 (39.39%) JavaScript
4 56 (28.28%) PHP
5 53 (26.77%) C++
6 52 (26.26%) C#
7 25 (12.63%) T-SQL
8 24 (12.12%) PL/SQL
9 20 (10.10%) Python
10 3 (1.52%) C
10 3 (1.52%) Java 9
10 3 (1.52%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.52%) Progress 4GL
10 3 (1.52%) VB
11 2 (1.01%) Delphi
11 2 (1.01%) Groovy
11 2 (1.01%) Pascal
11 2 (1.01%) Ruby
11 2 (1.01%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (14.14%) Degree
2 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 36 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (16.16%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (7.07%) Ansible
3 12 (6.06%) Puppet
4 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.01%) Packer
5 1 (0.51%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (9.60%) Zend
2 9 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.02%) Oracle
4 3 (1.52%) Progress
5 2 (1.01%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Sitecore